Participation in sports brings joy and a sense of accomplishment. People of every age play sports. From young children playing tee-ball to adults making their weekly tee time Saturday morning, and the older you get, the more likely you are to sustain a sports injury. No matter how much you stretch before or warm-up, injury is still possible. When those injuries inevitably happen, sometimes chiropractic treatments are the fastest way to get back to doing what you love. Here are a few common sports injuries that are especially receptive to chiropractic treatments.
Lower Back Injuries
Lower back injuries are extremely common in a few sports. Swimming, believe it or not, is a big one. Swimmers are at risk of hyperextension when they are performing strokes like breaststroke. Golfing is another common sport where back injuries occur. The twisting motion of a golf swing puts a lot of strain on those muscles, especially after those long practice sessions on the range. Similar to other back injuries, the treatment would depend on the variety of the injury.
Neck Injuries are extremely common in contact sports like football, rugby, and hockey. The most common neck injury that occurs in sports is definitely whiplash. When the head and neck are forced in any direction in a sharp whipping motion, this can cause damage to your neck muscles, spine, and surrounding areas. This leads to inflammation, soreness, numbness, headaches, and a limited range of motion. If not treated promptly, these symptoms get worse and could become chronic. Neck injuries are typically treated with gentle adjustments, hot/cold therapy, or ultrasound.
Pinched nerves are a relatively common sports injury. They are also quite painful and can hinder you from competing in the sports that you love so much. Chiropractic treatments focused on chiropractic adjustment to relieve the pressure on that nerve. After the nerve is freed, you will be on your way to getting back to the sports you love!
When it comes to herniated discs, you are probably experiencing intense pain and limitation of your mobility. Chiropractors are able to manage herniated discs by techniques such as spinal decompression and targeted adjustments. This will be a pivotal role in alleviating pressure on the affected disc, reducing its inflammation and promoting a natural healing response from your body. At Tieperman Health and Wellness, our professionals will create a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for you towards recovery.
The Chiropractic Advantage
Chiropractors are capable of approaching healing through a holistic lens. They can address immediate symptoms from your sports-related injuries, while also focusing on the overall health of your musculoskeletal system. With many different approaches such as soft tissue therapies, spinal adjustments, and rehabilitative exercises, the advantage to chiropractic care is the strengthening of the body. Our goal is to strengthen your body which translates to preventing future injuries and optimizing your athletic performance.
Whether you’re addressing a lower back injury, neck injury, pinched nerves, or other sports related injuries, chiropractors play a crucial role in guiding athletes towards recovery. Chiropractic care can empower those injured with the tools for a long-term musculoskeletal recovery.
At Tieperman Health & Wellness we specialize in healing, gentle techniques that can minimize recovery time so that you can get back to doing what you love as soon as possible. Our caring staff believes in an overall wellness and caring approach. For more information about treating sports injuries, or to consult a medical professional, contact Tierperman Health & Wellness Center in Frisco, Texas. Our experienced staff is more than happy to assist you along the road to a full recovery. Contact our highly trained professionals here or call (214) 705-1833 to start your journey to a healthier, happier life.